Jane McDonald hinted that she would marry the late fiancé Eddie Rothe as soon as the lockdown ended.
Yesterday (April 7), Jane announced that her 13-year-old partner had passed away after a brief battle with lung cancer.
The couple were childhood sweetheart who briefly dated 1980 before going their separate ways.
Jane and Eddie met again by chance in 2008 and later became engaged.
Why did Jane McDonald never marry Eddie Rothe?
Jane was once married to her former manager Henrik Brixen.
And when Eddie asked the question, Jane found that a wedding was “always behind schedule” because it was so busy with work.
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However, after quitting her Channel 5 shows, Jane no longer appears to consider herself “married to the job”.
As a result, she announced in an interview last year that she was considering walking down the aisle with Eddie.
Unfortunately, lockdown meant weddings were put on hold, and Eddie sadly passed by before the couple could say “I do”.
What did Jane say about a post-lockdown wedding?
Speaking to My Weekly, Jane joked that she and Eddie had been engaged for so long that she had to check if he still wanted to marry her.
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She said: “You’re right, I have the time so it might be something I’m thinking about.
“It used to always be on the backbone. But it’s been so long that I have to ask him if he still wants to do it! “
How did Eddie Rothe die?
News of Eddie’s death was posted on Jane’s official Twitter yesterday.
It turned out that he had died in late March.
It was always on the spine before. But it’s been so long that I have to ask him if he still wants to do it!
“It is with great sadness that we share the news that Jane’s beloved longtime partner Ed passed away on Friday March 26th.
“He had been fighting lung cancer for the past few months.”
The Post added that the funeral took place yesterday.
“The funeral took place earlier today and we ask for your kindness to respect Jane’s privacy for her and Ed’s family at this sad time,” added the post.
What else did Jane McDonald say about Eddie Rothe?
Jane previously admitted that she thought it was the couple’s “destiny” to be together.
And when they met again in 2008, he literally ripped her off her feet.
She showed her nerves before her second first date, saying, “I almost had to be dragged to see him. But then it was, oh my god!
“Big smile and he picked me up from the floor and said, ‘Where have you been?'”
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